Thursday, November 27
No practice due to the Thanksgiving holiday
Sunday, December 7
Sunday morning practice
Thursday December 11
Buddha's Enlightenment Ceremony
Sunday, December 21
No Sunday morning practice due to the Christmas holiday
Saturday, January 10
Everyone is welcome to attend Thursday evening practice and practice the first Sunday of each month. An orientation is provided to all newcomers with a more extensive introduction to Zen offered the first Thursday of each month.
If you are coming for the first time, we encourage you to arrive 5-10 minutes before practice begins and to bring any questions you might have. Following practice you'll have an opportunity to get to know other members of our group as we serve refreshments and take some time to socialize.
Congratulations to our Abbot David Peters!
David's first book, Who Is Singing In Chinese? Notes From A 100-Year Retreat, has just been published by Firethroat Press. It is an account of David's years as a Zen student and dharma teacher, and his accompanying insights into this ongoing work we call Zen practice. Our thanks to David for all his efforts with this project and our congratulations on a book our School Zen Master, Zen Master Soeng Hyang, describes as "Warm, funny, and profoundly intelligent. A gem!"
Congratulations Zen Master Ji Haeng!
The Isthmus Zen Community's guiding teacher, Thom Pastor, received a new dharma name and title, Ji Haeng Soen Sa or "Wisdom Action Zen Master", in a dharma transmission ceremony on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, Rhode Island, headquarters temple of the international Kwan Um School of Zen.
Warmest congratulations and heartfelt thanks to our guiding teacher for taking on this new role!